We don't have a voice in CongressSubmitted by liberty4us on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 18:29
With 435 U.S. Representatives representing 308,000,000 people from the 2010 census I think it is safe to say that we are no longer have a voice in Congress. This means the average number of people per representative is over 709,000. Compare that to 33,000 at the start of this country. Rhode Island has "only" 526,284 people per representative while Montana has 989,415. So the people in RI have 1.88 times better representation in Congress than do the people in MT. The number of representatives hasn't changed in a long time but the population has grown considerably.
Besides all the other things going on (nullification, etc) we need to petition for more representation in the House of Representatives. To get the equivalent representation as at the beginning we would need 9,364 representaves in the house. I really don't think that is too unwieldly with today's modern communications and allowing voting from the home district office.
What is a better number? I think anything more than 100,000 is too many people per representative. Less is better.